Cloud&Heat data centers are a comprehensive product for IT environments demanding high security,
low operational costs and a large degree of flexibility.
Our Micro Data Center (MDC), Data Center Container (DCC) and Data Center (DC) are fitted with Cloud&Heat’s direct water cooling solution, offering the highest energy efficiency of their classes; with PUE values as low as 1.02 and operational cost savings up to 60 percent.
Micro Data Center
Data Center Container
Indoor / Outdoor Solution
Cold climate zone
Hot climate zone
Cooling with water is much more efficient, space-saving and environmentally friendly than cooling with air. Due to its physical properties, water is the best-suited liquid for transporting heat throughout a system. Hot water cooling of IT components enables us to reach temperatures of around 60°C, which is the exact same temperature required for the supply of domestic hot water.
Each server is equipped with a set of water-cooled heat sinks, located directly on the heat hotspots. Thanks to direct water cooling, small form factors can be realized, which result in a high packing density within the server rack. In addition, the energy consumption of the cooling system itself can be reduced considerably.
Cooling with water is much more efficient, space-saving and environmentally friendly than cooling with air. Due to its physical properties, water is the best-suited liquid for transporting heat throughout a system. It is easily maneuverable and particularly quiet in comparison to air cooling. Furthermore, the energy can be captured and reused.
Since our foundation, we have optimized server cooling systems, in order to simultaneously use them for heating purposes. By using hot water to cool IT components, we are able to reach temperatures of around 60°C, which is the exact same temperature required for the supply of domestic hot water. Hot water can be used for a variety of purposes, such as space heating, greenhouses, saunas and aquaponics.
Our data centers are highly energy efficient, because we use direct water cooling in the servers, making air conditioning unnecessary. We have achieved a PUE-value of 1.02 at one of our data centers in Dresden. We consider this a remarkable success when compared to the average PUE-value of European data centers: 1,64*. Standard data centers require 64% additional power for the non-IT components (the majority of which are cooling units), whereas this data center only requires 2%.
*Source: Maria Avgerinou, Paolo Bertoldiand Luca Castellazzi(2017).
Data Center in Frankfurt
Cloud&Heat Technologies has installed modern servers with integrated water cooling systems on the premises of the former European Central Bank. The cooling system uses up to 90% of the heat produced by the hardware and feeds it into the hot water circuit of the building. With full expansion, the servers on each floor produce up to 200 kW of waste heat, which can be used to heat offices, conference rooms, hotels and restaurants thanks to the highly efficient, direct water cooling system.